This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

garden bloom day

borage buds capucijner pea flower
fava flower pepper flower
broccoli buds
tomato 2 squash bud
tomato 1
I really meant to be on time for this one. Bloom Day is the 15th of the month. Anyway... Here's what's blooming (and budded) in my garden today.


Blogger tina said...

Lots of nice veggies and a flowers. Skippy is a lucky dog to have his own garden.

June 17, 2008 11:14 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Skippy hasn't posed for a photo recently. I'll have to do this soon. He got a short summer haircut today. He looks real nice.

June 17, 2008 11:41 PM

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June 18, 2008 12:09 AM

Blogger Doctor Mom said...

Love that you'll be harvesting what comes after these beautiful flowers!

June 18, 2008 7:57 AM

Blogger shirl said...

Wow Kathy, great presentation :-)

I love to do montages too but this month opted for a few videos for a change. I love all of your photos and the way you cropped them too. The colouration through the plants with sunlight is quite magical :-D

I have decided to work my way through the GBBD posts from the bottom up – my posting was late too. I am so glad I caught yours :-D

Enjoy the rest of your week :-D

June 18, 2008 11:26 AM

Blogger Mary said...

beautiful pictures!
i didn't know there was such a thing as bloom day - you DO learn something new every day!

June 18, 2008 3:59 PM

Blogger LuvMyGarden said...

Wonderful photos - I swear the broccoli looks to be bathed in the glow of a sunbeam straight from heaven! The detail in all of them is just fabulous.

June 18, 2008 10:47 PM

Blogger Matron said...

I just love the idea of posting photographs of vegetable flowers, they are so beautiful and often overlooked. Is that a purple podded pea flower??

June 19, 2008 4:44 AM

Blogger kathy said...

Yes, its a purple podded pea!

From top: Arugula, borage, Capucijner pea, fava bean, bell pepper, broccoli, tomato, pattypan summer squash, and another tomato.

June 19, 2008 9:34 AM

Blogger Carol said...

Thanks for joining in for bloom day. The vegetable flowers are beautiful, gardeners should spend more time admiring the blooms in their vegetable gardens, which can be prettier than some in the flower gardens.

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

June 20, 2008 6:23 PM


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